Do You Have Election Induced Pica?

| March 31, 2011

One of the things I find most disturbing about federal elections is how willing the general population is to swallow the meaningless bullshit that gets served. It’s almost like none of this has ever happened before, or at least nobody in the voting public remembers it. Politicians trot out promises for things they claim to […]

Build Your Own Nuclear Reactor – Well, Not Really

| March 29, 2011

My first article in this three part series, titled Bullshit Alert – Since 11 March 2011, If You’ve Ever Even Heard of Japan, You’ve Been Exposed dealt with my observations on the ass covering passed off as public information releases that have been streaming out of Japan since the 11 March earthquake and subsequent tsunami […]

Blessed By Birch and Eagle

| March 27, 2011

Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. ~ John Muir The twenty-fourth […]

To Live in the Hearts We Leave Behind is Not to Die

Guest Post by Mrs. LFM

| March 24, 2011

Seven years ago today, my father succumbed to the ravages of cancer. I think of him throughout the year, almost every day, but especially on the days of his birth and his death. My dad and I were always very close. He was understanding, encouraging, sympathetic, inspiring and above all, loving. He pushed me to […]

Of Monuments and That of Which They’re Built

| March 24, 2011

A stone monument makes a powerful statement, but it stays where it is so those of us to whom it matters must show our respect by going where it sits. That is a fact of necessity, but it doesn’t make a physical monument better than the ones built out of words and feelings. Over the […]

Radiation – Let’s Get It Straight

| March 20, 2011

Yesterday’s article, Bullshit Alert – Since 11 March 2011, If You’ve Ever Even Heard of Japan, You’ve Been Exposed, introduced this and the article that follows, and explained my motivation for writing both. If you haven’t yet read my intro, please go and do so now before coming back here and moving forward. Media coverage […]

Bullshit Alert – Since 11 March 2011, If You’ve Ever Even Heard of Japan, You’ve Been Exposed

| March 19, 2011

As the late unpleasantness in and around Japan continues to unfold, I’m seeing more and more media coverage that has a net information content of zero. On at least two cases, rather than informed, I actually felt stupider after listening to it. The constant soothing wordage and disclaimers like “slightly radioactive material” and “a small […]

The Art of Total Commitment

| March 19, 2011

I could paint a poem on your back With a Chinese brush and India ink. And then, with a razor or pin or sliver of bamboo And a stolen hotel towel (to daub the blood and excess black), I could make it Permanent. I have seen this done before in my dreams. But You would […]

Reality Check

| March 17, 2011

While representing a bottomless pit of unreality, the internet can still be relied on as a source of Reality and Truth for those prepared to unflinchingly see Nature as She is, and not filtered through rose coloured glasses. The only way the lion will ever lay down with the lamb is so it can be […]

Mental Fallout From a Nuclear Clusterfuck

| March 13, 2011

The damage control dweebs who frame the wordage spoken by media talking heads have been outdoing themselves with the  bag of shit the recent earthquake in Japan has handed to the nuclear power plant industry. A couple days ago I heard a reporter explaining that to cool an overheating reactor core, officials at one plant […]